A film by Brillante Ma Mendoza
Thérèse Bourgoine is a French volunteer humanitarian-social
worker for an NGO on the island of Palawan, Philippines. While
transporting supplies to the NGO, Thérèse, her fellow volunteer
and a group of tourists are kidnapped by an extremist group
of Muslim "Abu Sayyaf Group". The group finds refuge in
Mindanao and the chase by the Filipino army begins.
A film by Kim Nguyen
Somewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, in a small isolated village, Komona, a twelve-year-old girl, lived peacefully with her parents until the day the rebels came. They pillaged the village, captured Komona and forced her to commit an irreparable act: slay her parents.
In the rebels' camp, the training is merciless: Komona is hungry, scared, and the Rebel Leader, who has no pity for her tears, repeatedly beats her if she cries. She quickly learns to endure, to fight and above all, to survive. During a battle waged against the government's army, only Komona is spared. The rebels chief sees this as a sign and declares she is the new sorceress. She is soon brought to Great Tiger, the supreme leader of all the rebels, who makes her his war witch.
Only one person is willing to help and listen to her, a 15 year-old-boy named Magician. With the passing months, Magician and Komona fall in love. They experience an all too brief moment of what happiness can be. The war catches up with them.
Time passes... Komona is now 14 and pregnant. She wishes to forget the past, but her parents' ghosts keep reappearing. She soon realizes that if she doesn't want her parents' ghosts to haunt her baby, she must undertake the long journey that will lead her back to her birthplace.
WAR WITCH is a life lesson, a story of human resilience.
A film by Nic Balthazar
They were young and Thomas and Mario are friends for life. Lynn is the girl they both love, Speck the loose cannon who's the fourth wheel to their wagon. Mario is a fiercely ambitious and combative young man, with a loud mouth, and big theatrical plans for an exciting future, great in every way. Just when his political career is about to get under steam, he is suddenly diagnosed with MS. Thomas, who has become a doctor, is the silent hero of the story, who will have to witness the degradation of his best friend.
At first, Mario is really courageous about it. He tries to take it all with courage under sense of humor that is his. But pretty soon he finds out the aggressive nature of his disease. Very early on he is clear on one thing: he plans to go on for as long as his body will carry him. And for as long as it's fun.
When the fun ends somebody has to help him to the emergency exit. But is this the kind of question you can ask your best friend?
Confronted with the prospect of a very slowly decaying body, and even worse a faltering mind, Mario starts his quest to try and get euthanasia out of the penal system.
A film by Lucas Belvaux
Louise returns home to discover that while she was away on business in China her street was the scene of a crime. There were no witnesses. Everybody was asleep. Apparently.Pierre, Louise's husband, was at work. Apparently.As days go by, Louise learns that thirty-eight people saw or heard something.That Pierre was home that night. He heard. He saw. One of thirty-eight, keeping silent, lying...One of thirty-eight, her husband.
A film by Cédric Jimenez
Paris. One day before the presidential elections
A bomb attack in Gare d'Austerlitz: the government accuses Islamic groups, but a computer hacker, an anonymous upholder of the law, finds images of the bombing and tracks down a young couple responsible for it.
With the help of the video surveillance cameras in the city, he starts spying on them and manipulating them, meanwhile realizing that truth can have many faces...
A film by Laura Morante
Amanda has a complex relationship with men.Florence, her best friend, would really like to see her settle down in a stable and harmonious relationship but Hubert, Florence's husband who works as an analyst, is very pessimistic. For him, the diagnosis is clear: Amanda suffers from androphobia, a genuine fear of men that causes her to systematically destroy any relationship that could become serious.Events seem to prove Hubert right. After all, on Christmas Eve, Amanda doesn't think twice about splitting up with Bertrand after he carelessly devours the cherry on top of the cake that they had decided to share.When Florence insists that Amanda shouldn't stay alone at home on New Year's Eve, she only manages to persuade her to spend the evening with them after promising that all the other guests will be couples, except for a colleague who will not be a threat because he's gay.The trouble is that Maxime, the colleague in question, leaves for Amsterdam at the last minute to join his lover and that Antoine, another colleague, abandoned by his wife, comes to the party alone...
A film by Thaddeus O'Sullivan
A small town cinema in rural Ireland becomes the setting for a dramatic struggle between faith and passion, Rome and Hollywood and a man and his conscience.
STELLA DAYS is the story of a man, a story about the conflict between love and duty, hope and faith, and between the excitement of the unknown and the security of the familiar. It encapsulates the dilemma of Ireland in the mid-1950s - on the cusp of the modern world but still clinging to the traditions of church and a cultural identity forged in very different times.
A film by Julie Delpy
1979. Albertine 10 years old and all her relatives have
gathered in the family house in Bretagne for their grandmother's
birthday. All believe the Sky Lab, a piece of a NASA
rocket, will fall on their head that summer. This reunion turns
out to be a crazy week-end of revelations, love and singing...
A film by Jens Lien
Nikolaj moves to Rykkin, where his father has helped design the new satellite town. His father is playful, a self-declared free spirit. He firmly believes that a new community spirit will flourish in Rykkin. Nikolaj tries to make sense of life under the thumb of his optimistic and energetic father. They're a happy little alternative family - until his mother is suddenly killed in a traffic accident.His father spirals into self-centred grief, and Nikolaj is left to deal with his sorrow over the loss of his mother and the disintegration of his family. As things fall apart at home, Nikolaj is drawn to the darker side of Rykkin.His father claws his way back from the brink, eyeing new opportunities in his son's interest in punk rock. He applauds Nikolaj's rebellion. But how can Nikolaj grow when his father is more of a child than he is ?
A film by Jean-Marc Vallée
Café de Flore is first and foremost an epic love story between a man and woman. And between a mother and her son. Two people from two different eras who live two extraordinary moments of passion that shake their lives. A mystical and supernatural odyssey on love.
A film by Philippe Falardeau
After he learns the death of a sixth grade teacher, Bachir Lazhar, an Algerian refugee, propose himself as a substitute at the school's headmistress.
A film by Karl Markovics
Roman Kogler, 18, is serving time in a juvenile detention center. He has already served half of his sentence, and could be released on probation, but his chances are poor: he doesn't have family, and seems incapable of coping with society. After many failed attempts, Roman finds a probation job at the municipal morgue in Vienna. One day, Roman is faced with a dead woman who bears his family name. Even though it soon turns out that she is not his mother, Roman wonders about his past for the first time and starts looking for his mother.